25th Friends Anniversary: Back Up Your Friends Mastery With These Well-Hidden Facts
3. The show was originally called Insomnia Café
David Crane and Marta Kauffman, the creators of Friends, initially wrote a seven-page pitch for Insomnia Café. Not only did they change the title, but they planned that the main relationship of the TV show was Joey and Monica, not Ross and Rachel.
After NBC bought the pilot, the show was named Friends Like Us, but another title was in the game Across the Hall. Like it wasn’t really enough, they switched to Six of One only to finally choose Friends when the show premiered on September 22, 1994.